Virgil Abloh reshaped celeb trend with a legacy of unforgettable appears to be like
The news of Virgil Abloh’s untimely death on November 28 after battling a rare form of cancer privately shook the fashion industry to the core. What followed was a flurry of tributes to the husband, father, and boyfriend across social media, highlighting how strong the designer’s influence was felt in such a short amount of time. Those who knew Virgil personally remembered the 41-year-old’s character primarily and remembered him as “one of the nicest people one could meet” with “energetic generosity”. What even fans and supporters who may have never met the native Illinois agree on is Virgil’s undeniable artistic vision that changed and reshaped street style.
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A look from Virgil’s Fall / Winter 2020 show for Louis Vuitton that was later worn by Gigi Hadid.
The savvy creative, who includes everything from Virgil’s signature quotes and stripes to the zipper pulls built into his shoes, leaves behind a number of instantly recognizable designs from his day, both with his own label Off-White, founded in 2012, and since his appointment in 2018 artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton. Today, his work is not only synonymous with streetwear culture, but is widely viewed as a major contributor to blurring the lines between high and street fashion. Virgil’s brands had built a cult following in his early days of design, becoming celebrity favorites loved by trendsetters from Kendall Jenner to Jennifer Lopez, and the street style photos prove it. Here are a few memorable celeb outfits Virgil was involved in – though they only scratch the surface of the mark he leaves.